GWP in the News 2021

December 2021

Promotion du Nexus eau, sécurité, paix : enjeux, défis et opportunités pour la jeunesse en afrique de l’ouest au menu d’échange entre les acteurs de l’eau (Mali24)

World must take action now to avert water crisis (The Herald, South Africa, 17 December, link not available). Op-Ed by Darío Soto-Abril, GWP, and Johannes Cullman, WMO.

The world must act now to avoid a water crisis (Newz Fundi, South Africa)

The world must act now to avoid a water crisis (news24, South Africa)

Gender equality in climate-resilient water security (Daily Mail, Zambia)

Human nature is wired to respond to short-term problems: Interview with Dario Soto-Abril (Hype & Hyper)

November 2021

Interview with Darío Soto-Abril (Environmental Directions radio show)

Live interview with Alex Simalabwi focusing on African participation in the COP26 (TVC Nigeria, link not available)

Interview with Darío Soto-Abril (Vanguard News, Nigeria)

Live interview with Danielle Gaillard-Picher on main takeaways from  COP26 (E-TV  South Africa, link not available)

Avoiding ‘Day Zero’: A global water crisis (Open Access Government)

Gender mainstreaming in water resources management (Bloomberg QuickTake)

Water and Climate at COP26 (TVC Nigeria, link not available)

October 2021

El Prólogo A La Cumbre COP26 Sobre Cambio Climático (CNN Mexico)

Integrating water into the National Adaptation Plan process (ReliefWeb)

Women empowerment is crucial for sustainable development in Drin river basin (Balkan Green Energy News)

Turning Carriers of Water into Managers of Water (Inter Press Service)

Danube Watch 1/2021 - GWP's Colin Herron pens a letter to the readers (ICPDR)

2022 World Water Forum: UNESCO, GWP Empower Central African Youths Through Projects (The Post Newspaper Cameroon)

Exclusive interview with Global Water Partnership ES Dario Soto Abril (Medyascope)

A new Chair for GWP-Western Africa (Smart Water Magazine)

Wake up to the looming water crisis, report warns (ReliefWeb)

Wake up to the looming water crisis, report warns (World Meteorological Organization)

Water Groups Lauded a Side Agreement at the Paris Climate Conference. Then It Languished. (Circle of Blue)

CSWA gives more women opportunity to manage water systems (News Ghana)

COVID-19: GWP reviews strategies to ensure water security, SDGs (EnviroNews Nigeria)

September 2021

SADC states urged to collaborate in promoting water management (IPP Media)

GWP AO Assemblee ordinaire des partenaires (Boima TV)

GWP-AO: C’est parti pour la 10ème AG des partenaires! (Burkina Demain)

SADC explores water sharing strategies (Caj News Africa)

Ghana ranks medium-low in involvement of women in water resources management (News Ghana)

International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa (IPP Media)

Why the Middle East and North Africa must switch to sustainable water management (Arab News)

Vers une indispensable gestion durable des ressources en région MENA (Arab News en français)

In Climate Talks, Plans to Keep Planet from Overheating Should Not Ignore Water (Circle of Blue)

FP Virtual Dialogue: Water Scarcity & Climate Change (Foreign Policy)

What’s Up With Water – September 20, 2021 (Circle of Blue podcast)

Women still under-represented in water resources management despite progress (Business Day)

Taking stock of the world’s water management (Smart Water Magazine)

Women remain underrepresented in water resources management, new report (Smart Water Magazine)

‘The Opportunity Is Now’: Water Advocates View Upcoming UN Climate Conference as Moment of Relevance (Circle of Blue)

AFRICA: High level panel for water sector investment (Afrik21)

Ex-president Kikwete returns to the fore as Suluhu Hassan's mentor and messenger (Africa Intelligence)

HydroHub improves hydrological monitoring (Mirage News)

August 2021

Bénin/Bassin de la Volta: Intégrer le genre dans la prévision des risques d’inondation (Plume d'Afrique)

Partnership launched to convene international high-level panel on water investments for Africa (The AfricaBrief)

Partnership launched to convene international high-level panel on water investments for Africa (Engineering News)

Partnership launched to convene international high-level panel on water investments for Africa (Smart Water Magazine)

European River Symposium 2021 Report (European Centre for River Restoration, ECRR)

Water insecurities among women, girls in Africa (Channel Africa podcast)

Coca-Cola: ‘Evolving by investing in sustainable growth’ (Cyprus Mail)

July 2021

Achieving a water secure world (Envirocities e-Magazine)

Climate-resilient WASH and climate projections (Development Policy Centre Blog)

Preparing for extreme weather events before disaster strikes (New Europe)

Good Will Hunters Winter Series 4 Podcast: Malcolm Turnbull and Howard Bamsey, on Water Policy and Innovation (Good Will Media)

Nexus Interview Series // Shamiso Kumbirai, SDG Water Investments Officer at Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (The Nexus Resource Platform)

New floods and drought maps to help tackle floods in Ghana (Graphic Online)

Women in Drina basin have power to solve environmental threats (Balkan Green Energy News)

FICCI FLO Holds Session On Sustainable Conservation Of Water (India Education Diary)

The fight to #SaveMasungi (CNN Philippines)

June 2021

Webinar on water conservation hosted by FICCI FLO JK&L (Daily Excelsior)

Benin/Phase 2 of the "TonFutur TonClimat" project officially launched in Tanguiéta (Jumelages & Partenariats)

Guyana’s president ready to cooperate in climate change efforts (Nation News)

Water crisis in a changing climate: 6 perspectives you should know (UNFCCC)

Investing in climate resilient water and sanitation in Africa cannot wait (Smart Water Magazine)

Investing In Climate Resilient Water And Sanitation In Africa Cannot Wait (India Education Diary)

Re-assessing Africa's relevance in global affairs under climate change (Business a.m.)

Climate change investment needed now (Windhoek Express)

UNICEF calls for investment in climate-resilient water infrastructure in Africa (Vatican News)

The Case for a Pan-American Manufacturing Ecosystem (Harvard Business Review)

Cameroon: Journalists trained on water and climate policies (Afrik 21)

Africa Insights: Program for infrastructure development in Africa priority action plan 2 (Channel Africa)

World: Mobilising Change: 10 years of climate resilient water investments (Morocco News)

Role of women in sustainable management of natural resources in Drina river basin – register for workshop (Balkan Green Energy News)

Mobilising Change: 10 years of climate resilient water investments (ReliefWeb)

What kind of water do I use? Water monitoring with simple steps (Mediamax)

New report offers solutions to water and climate challenges (Smart Water Magazine)

May 2021

Exploring opportunities to achieving water-food-energy-ecosystems Nexus in Western Balkans (Balkan Green Energy News)

P4G starts Sunday, brings together world leaders to tackle climate change (Korea JoongAng Daily)

Adaptation Action Coalition: workstreams (GOV.UK)

Support to projects ramps up in efforts to address slow rate of Africa’s water investments (EnviroNews)

Dr Daza Vargas speaks at interactive online session on International Water Law and Infrastructure (Edinburgh Law School)

Water shortages loom in Pakistan as temperature drops slow glacial melt (Arab News)

International Water Expert Launches Bluerisk to Provide Solutions to Emerging Water Challenges (Business Wire)

A race against time: The giant weeds taking over Lake Ossa in Cameroon (Euronews)

25 journalists earn honors in Nile Basin Initiative media awards (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

Mother’s Parliament (Dhaka Tribune)

CEE countries need better water policies – interview with Konstantin Ivanov, Regional Coordinator at GWP CEE (CEENERGYNEWS)

Turning ambition into action for adaptation to the effects of climate change ahead of COP26 (GOV.UK)

Forum kicks-off process to assist in mobilising water and sanitation investments in Africa (EnviroNews)

Editorial: Water issues can be addressed (Barbados Advocate)

April 2021

Under pressure: the economic costs of water stress and mismanagement (The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU)

Earth Today | Wastewater reuse, a solution for Caribbean water woes (Jamaica Gleaner)

ENDP will prioritise building people’s resilience to climate change, says Chiteme (The Mast Online)

Ways discussed to achieve water, energy and food security (

Panellists on IWMI dialogue discuss how Pakistan can achieve food, water and food security (The Nation)

Water, hygiene info campaign goes online in pandemic (The Manila Times)

La pandemia agrava riesgos y amenazas del agua y la energía entre las poblaciones latinoamericanas (

Earth Today | ‘Collaborate for regional water security’ (Jamaica Gleaner)

Water, hygiene campaign online (Manila Standard)

WB approves extra $225,000 technical assistance to Zambia’s WAVES programme (The Mast)

Digital Water Diplomacy: Keeping Water Dialogues Afloat (New Security Beat)

Earth Today | Regional water symposium deals sobering reminder of climate threat (Jamaica Gleaner)

Why a water crisis in Cameroon is disproportionately affecting women (Devex)

Earth Today | New money for vital natural resource? (Jamaica Gleaner)

March 2021

Water experts regret passage of water law changes (STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija)

Water stewardship at the heart of our process – GSD Marketing Ltd (Times of Malta)

Earth Today | Research paper champions rainwater harvesting (Jamaica Gleaner)

Maynilad honors 19 water champions at the 6th World Water Day Awards (Manila Bulletin)

World of nuclear and isotopic techniques to harness value of water (Devdiscourse)

World Water Day: Peru recognized for proper, responsible use of water resources (Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias)

Alter Aqua Programme celebrates 19 years of achievements on World Water Day (Malta Today)

Water project blunt effects of climate change in Zambia (Warp News)

Climate Change and Pakistan’s Water Security (Global Village Space)

Prioritising Water Infrastructure In Africa's Post COVID-19 Recovery (OOSKAnews)

Countering Drought: Moroto Farmers, Pastoralists to Benefit from DRESS-EA Project ( 

Earth Today | Virtual symposium on water comes to Caribbean shores (Jamaica Gleaner)

“Blue Thinking for a Green Recovery” (OOSKAnews "aquaNOW Audiences" panel show, with GWP's Dani Gaillard-Picher one of the panelists)

Continental Africa Water Investment Program (Channel Africa interview with GWP Southern Africa Executive Secretary Alex Simalabwi)

Netherlands praises govt. on climate resilience project (Lusaka Times)

Netherlands Govt, applaud Ministry of National Development on climate resilience (The Independent Observer)

Zambia wins kudos for outstanding work on climate resilience (The Scoop)

Experiencing International Waters (Aalto Water and Development research group) 

Devastating Cyclone Leaves Farmers on Unsteady Ground (Global Press Journal)

Cameroon: when women, who are sick from water and climate change, are discriminated (Afrik 21)

CAMEROUN : quand les femmes malades de l’eau et du climat se font discriminer (Afrik 21)

Cameroun- Investissement et gestion de l’eau : le Programme Wacdep-G pour l’égalité de genres (Afrik Info)

February 2021

Cameroun – Investissements dans le secteur de l’eau : Les inégalités de sexes au centre des préoccupations (

GWP South America Executive Secretary Alejandra Mújica about the GWP Gender Strategy (page 23) (Ateneo Ecológico del Orinoco)

African Insights 24 February 2021 (Channel Africa radio interview with GWP Southern Africa transboundary lead Dr. Loreen Katiyo)

India’s Enduring War of Water Governance Paradigms (Observer Research Foundation)

Climate Extremes, Food Insecurity, and Migration in Central America: A Complicated Nexus (Migration Policy Institute)

Climate Extremes, Food Insecurity, and Migration in Central America: A Complicated Nexus (ReliefWeb)

How can we restore the Aral Sea basin? (Landscape News)

Nexus Blog // First WEF-Nexus Winter School for Southern Africa to take place in July 2021 (WEF Nexus)

January 2021

African Development Bank’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water change maker award (BusinessGhana)

Zambia scores big in climate change (Zambia Daily Mail)

Zambian climate resilient project wins water award (ESI Africa)

Masungi Georeserve wins top prize in Water Changemaker Awards (Manila Bulletin)

Climate change puts pressure on failing Caribbean water supplies (Deutsche Welle)

Water Shortage a Growing Caribbean Problem (The St. Kitts & Nevis Observer)

Climate Change Is Increasing Caribbean Water Shortages (EcoWatch)

Masungi wins Water ChangeMaker Award for 'inspiring campaign' (Rappler)

Let’s mitigate Volta Basin disasters - Ampomah (GhanaWeb)

African Development Bank’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water change maker award (Africanews)

African Development Bank-Cif Climate Resilient Project in Zambia Wins Water Changemaker Award (AllAfrica)

Zambia: a climate change adaptation project awarded at CAS 2021 (Afrik 21)

AfDB and Climate Investment Funds win Water ChangeMaker Award (Devdiscourse)

Mother's Parliament gets 'Water Change Maker Award' (United News of Bangladesh)

African Development Bank’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water change maker award (Ecofin Agency)

SDG focus: Will Covid cause FDI to flow into water projects? (Investment Monitor)

FEATURE: Youth and innovation – Transforming Africa’s inherent adaptive capacity into action (CDKN)

Vote for the best Water ChangeMaker in Africa (Government of the Netherlands)